Why does God want you to excel in the grace of giving? It’s because he influences the world through His people. God gives to you so he can give through you. The Bible tells us that everything we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). As you give both faithfully and faith-fully, the world is changed for the glory of God: the gospel is preached, lives are touched, people are fed, bodies are healed, churches are built; and you, in turn, are blessed by God.
4 Ways to Give
1. Now you can give by simply sending a text! Here's how:
- Simply send a text to 316-395-9230 with the amount you would like to contribute. (Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount.)
- Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register.
- Click on the link and enter some information.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email.
- For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
2. You can give online with your card. Click here to be transferred to our secure giving site to set up a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation.
3. You can send your tithe by mail to:
14242 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67230
4. You can also drop by in person Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-3pm, or on Sunday morning.
Tithes & Offerings
What is a tithe and how is it different from an offering? The word “tithe” literally means a tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10%.
Why do we tithe? The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.
In Malachi 3:10 (NLT), God says this: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”
Is God wise? Do you trust him? These are two fundamental questions behind the act of giving. If God is wise, then you should listen to what he says about financial stewardship. If you trust him, then you should trust him with all aspects of your life, including your finances. So go ahead. Accept God’s invitation to put him to the test. Start tithing faithfully and watch what he does in and through your life.